Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Weapons of Terror" - Report on Outlawing Nuclear Weapons and More

Hans Blix has finished his report on WMD.

A study led by former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix called Thursday for outlawing nuclear weapons and reviving global cooperation on disarmament including security guarantees to curb the nuclear programs in Iran and South Korea.

As long as any nuclear, chemical and biological arms remain in any country's arsenal, "there is a high risk that they will one day be used by design or accident," the two-year probe by the independent Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission concluded.

Despite the end of the Cold War the stocks of such weapons remain "extraordinarily high" including 27,000 nuclear weapons, about 12,000 of them still actively deployed, the commission said, making 60 recommendations to free the world from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

You can get the report from this site. I haven't started reading it yet, but I'm going to wager that they want everyone to disarm and play nice. Just like gun-control advocates want me to hand over all my guns and trust the police. Guess what my opinion is on that suggestion.

A U.S. Newswire report also links to the Civil Society Review of the Final Report. Guess I'll have to look that over as well.

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